Wine Courses and Education

The AWC Wine Academy
53 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 9JR
Tel: 020 3219 5560 Deborah or deborah@awcwineacademy.com
Structured courses held at the Antique Wine Company’s ‘Wine Academy’ in  Marylebone, which are also designed to be fun and sociable.  All levels catered for, from inquisitive beginners to experienced oenophiles.

 

Berry Bros & Rudd
3 St James Street
London SW1A 1EG
Tel: 0870 900 4300

www.bbr.com
A comprehensive selection including tastings, Dinners and a Wine School held in the magnificent 300-year-old vaulted cellars. BBR offer a wide range of courses for novices and the more experienced. See website for more details.

Bottle Apostle
95 Lauriston Road
Victoria Park Village
London E9 7HJ
Tel: 020 8985 1549
www.bottleapostle.com
Wine shop which holds weekly tasting events on the premises which aim to educate and entertain. See website for details of individual events, including Champagne tasting and cheese and wine amongst others.

Boundary
Entrance in Redchurch Street,
2-4 Boundary Street
Shoreditch
London E2 7DD
Tel +44 (0)20 7729 1051
Chateaux Boundary is a free wine club set up by Prescott and Conran Ltd. for all lovers of wine and for those that ‘simply enjoy vinous treats’. For further information email chateau@theboundary.co.uk.

Charles  Lamb Pub
16 Elia Street
Islington
London N1 8DE
Tel: 020 7837 5040
www.thecharleslambpub.com
Very friendly pub.  The monthly Charles Lamb Supper Club is a sociable evening, with food and wine.

 

Christie’s Wine Courses
153 Great Tichfield Street
London W1W 5BD
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7665 435
www.christieseducation.com
The 5 week Wine Course introduces you to wines from all over the world, investigating region and climate, grape variety and the influence of the winemaker over the finished product.

Decanter Wine Website

A very thorough list of wine courses all over the UK, Europe, US and the rest of the World. If you want to take wine courses by correspondence, you will find these here too.  Also at Decanter is a list of  Wine Clubs and Wine Societies

Always worth a look is the how to taste wine section.   You can also download their free guide to hosting a wine tasting.

Divertimenti
Tel:  020 7486 8020
www.divertimenti.co.uk
Has cookery and wine events in Marylebone, Brompton and Cambridge.

East London Wine School
Tel: 01376 583 119
www.eastlondonwineschool.com
An independent wine education company which includes tastings and courses, which is part of a network country wide. All are held in the City of London, at The Chamberlain Hotel.

King Edward VII
47 Broadway
Stratford
E15 4BQ
www.kingeddie.co.uk
Tel:  020 8534 2313

Local pub in Stratford (East London, not upon Avon) with great wine list and robust food.  They also hold wine tastings, contact them directly for details.

Lay & Wheeler Limited
Holton Park
Holton St Mary
Suffolk
CO7 6NN

Fine Wine Merchant who organise tastings, events and dinners throughout the year.  For further information, telephone their events tickets line on 0845 330 1855 or e-mail:  events@laywheeler.com

The London Wine Academy

There are Wine and Food courses and tastings held at various locations in London and also in Maidenhead.  Courses last 6 weeks.  See website for more details http://www.londonwineacademy.com/wine-courses.asp

Plumpton College
Ditchling Rd, Plumpton
East Sussex BN7 3AE
+44 (0)1273 890454
http://www.plumpton.ac.uk/department/wine/21
Wine courses established in 1998. The only undergraduate courses on Wine Production and Wine Business in English in Europe. Principally supporting the UK wine trade and production industry, but graduates find work all over the world. Facilities include eight hectares of commercial vineyards, a purpose-built wine centre with teaching rooms, labs, commercial winery and sensory evaluation room, and as of November 2013, the UK Wine Research Centre, incorporating the Rathfinny Research Winery.  For a video tour click here <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gY6CzQgfyo&feature=player_embedded>

For your sat nav use the postcode bn7 3as.

Roberson Wine School
348 Kensington High St.
London W14 8NS
www.robertsonwine.com
An independent and individual place to buy wine in Kensington. They also run a Wine School and various tasting events which are very popular. If you are unable to visit the premises they also offer ‘Wine School in a Box‘, to learn and taste at home with friends.

Sotheby’s
Grosvenor Galleries
Bloomfield Place (off New Bond Street)
London W1X 9HX
www.sothebys.com

They offer 2 courses, the Varietal and the Regional .  The Varietal Course explores different grape varieties and the Regional features major wine making areas.  For more information please contact Alexandra.Floyd@sothebys.com or http://www.sothebys.com/liveauctions/sneak/article/la_winecourse.html.

Theatre of Wine
75 Trafalgar Road
London SE10 9TS
Tel: 020 8858 6363

For full information see http://theatreofwine.com/tastings/index.htm.

E-mail Tastings@TheatreofWine.com

Vinoteca
7 St. John Street
London EC1M 4AA
Tel: 020 7253 8786
www.vinoteca.co.uk
Introduction to Wine, by Tim Aktins runs for 6 weeks.  This is held in Vinteca’s Private Room and is followed by a selection of seasonal food and the wines from the tasting.  There is also an intermediate course and more recently they have a wine shop. For more details please go to http://www.vinoteca.co.uk/events-timatkinwineschool.htm.

West London Wine School
The Wine Cellars,
Big Yellow Storage,
71 Townmead Road,
Fulham, SW6 2ST
An independent wine education company, their courses and wine tastings focus on enjoying wine and learning more in a relaxed and informal setting.  Lots of courses for various levels of expertise and they have recently added  Food and Wine dinners to their format.

Wine Chap
Food and drink at various venues hosted by the Wine Chap.

The Winery
4 Clifton Road
London W9 1SS
Tel: 020 7286 6475
www.thewineryuk.com
The enthusiastic David Motion visits smaller producers to bring back to the UK some undiscovered wines.  Chance to sample up to 15 of their wines in the shop in a fun atmosphere.  Some events are held at Clifton  Nurseries and are ticketed.  Check website for details.